The previous board of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has defended its decision to end the services of the foreign firm that was used to provide maintenance for the ferries operated between Port- of- Spain and Scarborough.
Christine Sahadeo former PATT Chairman told the Joint Select Committee on Land and Physical Infrastructure today that the contract of Bay Ferries was supposed to run for six months but ended up lasting twelve years.
Ms. Sahadeo added that the foreign firm was paid seven million US dollars to provide the service on an annual basis.
She also gave details as to why a local firm was considered to do the maintenance of the ferries and the benefits to be derived from this move.
However, during the deliberations several questions were posed to Ms. Sahadeo and other members relating to the procurement and maintenance of the ferries.
The other former PATT members present today were Radha Permanand, Ken Wright, Melissa Alexis-James and Ferdinand Ferreira